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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
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Hemlock bluff

Great trails and the only place in eastern US where the hemlock grows naturally. Lots of nature programs

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great trails and the only place in eastern US where the hemlock grows naturally. Lots of nature programs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A "well" kept hideaway in Cary. It feels like you escaped town and went back to nature. They even have a nature center and classes.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a pretty special place--hemlocks grow on the steep ridge above a creek here, and have been preserved, thank goodness, since it's surrounded by developments. This is an island in the middle of suburban Cary. The walkways are constantly being improved and expanded, you can get a lovely view of the hemlocks and the creek and the bluffs without... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I just moved into a neighborhood right next to this place and it is one of the reasons that we moved here. It is beautiful! Lots of walking trails!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Like to go early during the week. Have seen deer and a ground wasp nest. That wasn't so good. Good parking

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Charming little area and a great place to get the little ones interested in outdoors. We do the short hike down the steps and around a trail with the kids. It's not too much for them but gets them interested in the outdoors and nature. Fun place to spend an hr or so with the kids and the dog. Very... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great park in Cary. The trail through the park can be a little daunting - there are a lot of steps to get you up and down. The boardwalk is really nice. This is a good workout for exercise, and a nice walk/hike/climb if you enjoy being outdoors without having to venture out of town.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love this hidden gem of Cary! I previously took my Girl Scout troop there for nature badges. My family enjoys going to walk and take in the best preserved natural area! Many animals and plants are abundant here! Do yourself a favor and feel like you are back in time by visiting this wonderful wooded adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hemlock trees belong in the mountains. So it is quite a treat to see these beautiful trees in a park in the middle of the city. Has beautiful trails. Great place to take your dog for a walk!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A definite local gem. Great hiking trails and nature programs. Feels like you're getting away from it all close to home. We usually do several loops around the mile long trail for a pretty good workout. Trails are fully shaded and it always feels a bit cooler here. Trails are very well-kept and beautiful all seasons. We use this park... More 

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